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Combative midfielder: Leroy 'The Bouncer' Fer

Everton announce £8.6m deal for Leroy Fer has collapsed

A fee had been agreed for the Netherlands international

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David Moyes excited by arrival of Leroy Fer at Everton

£8.6m deal with FC Twente for the midfielder was announced yesterday

Leroy Fer

Everton close to signing £7m midfielder Leroy Fer

Toffees in talks with FC Twente

Jonathan de Guzman netted a second half double as Swansea warmed up for their midweek cup date against Chelsea

Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman called up for Netherlands friendly

Midfielder rewarded for recent displays

West Brom's goalscorer Romelu Lukaku takes on Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

Fulham brimming with confidence says captain Brede Hangeland

The Cottagers beat West Brom on New Years Day

Loïc Rémy has been lined up to replace Demba Ba

Loic Remy tops the urgent buys list for Newcastle

Magpies must move quickly to replace Demba Ba

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Striker Loic Remy a January transfer target for Newcastle United

Magpies have been badly affected by injuries

Lionel Messi (centre) celebrates breaking Gerd Müller’s record

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Argentine magician strikes twice to reach total of 86 for 2012 and smash 40-year-old mark while Falcao hits five in La Liga for first time in 10 years

Substitute David Villa, back after a broken leg, struck Barça’s winner

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Barcelona went four points clear at the top of La Liga and remained unbeaten after coming from behind to edge out 10-man Seville 3-2 with two late goals.

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote

Newcastle will demand huge fees for star players in final days of the transfer window

Any club hoping to lure a big name away from Newcastle during the remaining days of the summer transfer window would have to make an astronomical offer to succeed.

FC Twente defender Douglas

Fulham and Newcastle 'target' Douglas 'wants to remain at FC Twente'

FC Twente's Douglas is happy playing his football in Holland and is not looking for a move to England, according to his management group.

Mathieu Debuchy in action for France

Newcastle make fresh attempt to sign Mathieu Debuchy

Newcastle have made a fresh move in their bid to capture Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy.

Demba Ba wants to play in a more central role this season

'I love being at Newcastle' says Demba Ba amid persistent transfer speculation

Newcastle striker Demba Ba has issued his strongest statement yet on his desire to remain on Tyneside.

Cheick Tiote

Cheick Tiote re-affirms commitment to Newcastle amid persistent transfer speculation

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has re-affirmed his commitment to the club amid continuing speculation over his future.

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